About BalticSea2020

BalticSea2020 was founded by Mr Björn Carlson through a donation of 500 million SEK. The assets shall finance projects that are action-oriented, innovative and contributes to a healthier Baltic Sea. The Foundation also works to spread knowledge and information about the Baltic Sea to decision makers, authorities, schools and individuals.

Policy statement
BalticSea2020 aims to improve the environmental condition in the Baltic Sea. By year 2020 the Foundation’s assets will be spent and BalticSea2020’s work should have contributed to increase the quality of life for approximately 90 million people living around the ocean. With his donation, Mr Björn Carlson - the founder of BalticSea2020, wants to create an energetic player that is independent of politics and bureaucracy. A player with the ability to step in quickly and make sure that decisions are made and initiatives, that have a positive impact on the Baltic Sea, are implemented.

BalticSea2020 has achieved a lot. Since its inception, the Foundation has influenced the EU's fishery- and agricultural legislation, initiated nearly 100 projects for a healthier sea and helped to conduct and publish several scientific articles. BalticSea2020 has also produced five TV documentaries and three feature films screened in thirteen countries.

Our workBS2020-Karta-projekt
Since the start in 2006 the Foundation has allocated approximately 650 million SEK to projects in Fishery, Eutrophication and Information. BalticSea2020 conducts research and projects that are action-oriented, both with leadership of its own personnel, and with the support of external institutions and organizations.

To the right is a map of the Baltic Sea and its catchment area. Click on the map to enlarge and see in which regions the Foundation mainly has conducted their projects.

The Björn Carlson Baltic Sea Prize
In 2020, the Foundation began reviewing its environmental work as part of efforts to switch its focus from a research foundation to a prize and research foundation in 2021. The Foundation has accordingly established a prize - the Björn Carlson Baltic Sea Prize. Building on Björn Carlson’s fundamental idea to actively promote a positive development for the Baltic Sea, the Foundation aspires to utilise the prize to recognise research that has made a valuable contribution to improving the Baltic Sea environment and to support the continuation of existing efforts to ensure a healthier Baltic Sea. For more information about the Björn Carlson Baltic Sea Prize, please visit


Privacy Policy for BalticSea2020
This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you about the processing of personal data that happens on this website, as well as to inform you about the principles governing when BalticSea2020 processes personal data in, e.g., emails.

What personal data do we collect?
• BalticSea2020 collects the personal data which you specify when subscribing to the newsletter, upon notification of seminars or other events organised by BalticSea2020. In this case, the personal data collected by BalticSea2020 includes your name, email address and, where applicable, your employer and billing address. We process your data based on your consent when you submit your personal data to us.
• We use the Google Analytics tool to measure traffic on the website and to evaluate website functionality. This entails collecting personal data in the form of your IP address, as well as indirect data about you in terms of how long you stay on the website and what you click to collect and transfer to Google Inc. Prior to this processing, interests have been balanced [balance of interests] and we have estimated that this processing is necessary to enable us to evaluate our business and provide the best possible experience. For more information on how Google uses the transmitted personal data, see the “About Cookies” section, and further information about how to prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data.
• We sometimes publish photographs on the website from events we arrange or participate in. These photographs can sometimes be of such nature that they constitute personal data. However, before publishing them, we always review and assess whether the photograph may in any way be privacy-sensitive. When we consider this not to be the case, the photograph is published, to provide information about the event, or the like, during which the photograph was taken.
• The website also uses so-called cookies, in accordance with our Cookie Policy, located further down the page under the heading “About Cookies”.

Processing of data
• You will only receive the mailings you have registered for.
• BalticSea2020 cares about your privacy and it is therefore important for the Foundation to process your data properly, pursuant to all applicable laws and in a manner that ensures safe and appropriate processing. All processing of your personal data is solely for the purposes specified in the collection of said personal data, unless you receive clear information about other matters and, if applicable, you are asked to approve another use.
• If you want to know what personal data BalticSea2020 has stored about you, you have the right to request access to this personal data. You also have the right to make requests for rectification or erasure of incorrect personal data. If you believe that BalticSea2020’s processing of your personal data is incorrect, you are entitled to make a request for restriction of processing. To exercise any of your rights, you are welcome to contact us, you will find our contact information here.
• In addition to what is stated above, BalticSea2020 will not disclose your personal data to anyone else or transmit it to any country other than Sweden without clear information about this and, if applicable, be given the opportunity to consent to such disclosure. For newsletters and other mailings, we always use technology, which doesn’t show addresses to other recipients.
• If you have any comments on the processing, you want to exercise any of your rights mentioned above or for any other reason to contact us, you will find our contact information here.

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